On Saturday, Feb. 25, Georgetown McDonough’s undergraduate Venture Capital Investment Competition team won the Mid-Atlantic VCIC. The team, which comprises Peter Mahoney (B’18), William McDonald (B’18), Claire Berding (B’19), Alex Heintze (B’19), and David Van Slyke (B’19), will participate in the Global Finals on March 25 at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. At the regional competition, the McDonough students competed against teams from the University of Maryland, Emory University, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
“Although I'm not a finance major, my time in the McDonough School of Business has definitely prepared me for this event,” said Heintze. “Since my business school classes force me to think critically about real-life challenges, I felt prepared to act as a venture capitalist in the competition to evaluate the different entrepreneurs and startups.”